People: Leucadia National Corp (LUK)

LUK on New York Consolidated

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Joseph Steinberg

70 2013 Chairman of the Board

Brian Friedman

59 2013 President, Director

Richard Handler

52 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Teresa Gendron

45 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Michael Sharp

59 2013 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Rocco Nittoli

56 2007 Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President, Treasurer

Barbara Lowenthal

1996 Vice President, Comptroller

Robert Joyal

70 2013 Lead Independent Director

Linda Adamany

63 2014 Independent Director

Robert Beyer

55 2013 Independent Director

Francisco Borges

61 2013 Independent Director

W. Patrick Campbell

69 2013 Independent Director

Jeffrey Keil

71 2004 Independent Director

Michael O'Kane

69 2013 Independent Director

Stuart Reese

59 2013 Independent Director

Laura Ulbrandt

Corporate Secretary

Biographies

Name Description

Joseph Steinberg

Mr. Joseph S. Steinberg is Chairman of the Board of Leucadia National Corp. Mr. Steinberg has served as a director since December 1978, our Chairman since March 1, 2013 and was our President from January 1979 until March 1, 2013. Mr. Steinberg is Chairman of the board of directors of HomeFed and beneficially owns approximately 4.8% of HomeFed’s common stock. Mr. Steinberg serves on the board of directors of Crimson Wine Group, Ltd., our former winery operations, and has been a director of Jefferies since April 2008. Mr. Steinberg serves on the board of directors of HomeFed at our request to oversee our significant investment in HomeFed, as well as various other subsidiaries and investee companies, including Harbinger Group, Inc. as Chairman, Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. and Fidelity & Guaranty Life. Mr. Steinberg previously served as a director of Mueller Industries, Inc., Fortescue Metals Group Ltd, The FINOVA Group Inc. and White Mountains Insurance Group. Mr. Steinberg received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an A.B. in Government from New York University.

Brian Friedman

Mr. Brian P. Friedman is President, Director of Leucadia National Corp. Mr. Friedman has served as a director and President since March 1, 2013 and has been a director and executive officer of Jefferies since July 2005 and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Jefferies since 2002. Since 1997, Mr. Friedman has also served as President of Jefferies Capital Partners (formerly known as FS Private Investments), a private equity fund management company now controlled by Mr. Friedman in which Jefferies has an ownership interest. Mr. Friedman was previously employed by Furman Selz LLC and its successors, including serving as Head of Investment Banking and a member of its Management and Operating Committees. Prior to his seventeen years with Furman Selz and its successors, Mr. Friedman was an attorney with the New York City law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. As a result of his management of various legacy private equity funds and the significant equity positions those funds hold in their portfolio companies, Mr. Friedman serves on several boards of directors of private portfolio companies, and since May 2012 has served on the board of directors of Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., a public company that owns and operates two restaurant chains. Mr. Friedman also serves on the boards of directors of various of the Company subsidiaries and investee companies, including HomeFed Corporation, a publicly-listed real estate development company in which we have an approximately 65% equity interest. Mr. Friedman served on the board of the general partner of K-Sea Transportation L.P. from 2004 through 2011, and served on the board of directors of Carrols Restaurant Group from June 2009 through May 2012. Mr. Friedman received a J.D. from Columbia Law School and a B.S. in Economics and M.S. in Accounting from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Richard Handler

Mr. Richard B. Handler is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Leucadia National Corp. since March 1, 2013. Mr. Handler has been Chairman of Jefferies since February 2002 and Chief Executive Officer of Jefferies since January 2001. Mr. Handler has also served as Chief Executive Officer of Jefferies LLC, Jefferies’ principal operating subsidiary, since January 2001 and as President of Jefferies since May 2006. Mr. Handler was first elected to the board of directors of Jefferies in May 1998. He was Managing Director of High Yield Capital Markets at Jefferies from May 1993 until February 2000, after co-founding that group as an Executive Vice President in April 1990. He is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Handler Family Foundation, a non-profit foundation working primarily with underprivileged youth.

Teresa Gendron

Ms. Teresa S. Gendron is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective September 1, 2014. From 2011 until her employment with us, Ms. Gendron was the Vice President and Controller of Gannett Co., Inc., an NYSE-listed international media and marketing solutions company, and performed the duties of Chief Accounting Officer. Previously, Ms. Gendron held the position of Vice President and Controller at NII Holdings, Inc., a mobile communication services company, which she joined as its Finance Director in 1998. Ms. Gendron began her career in accounting at KPMG LLC in 1991 and is a certified public accountant.

Michael Sharp

Mr. Michael J. Sharp is Executive Vice President, General Counsel of Leucadia National Corp. Mr. Sharp is also Jefferies’ Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, positions he has held since November 2010. Prior to joining Jefferies in September 2010, Mr. Sharp had been a partner with the law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP. Previously, Mr. Sharp was General Counsel of Citigroup’s Global Wealth Management, Global Consumer Bank, and Global Credit Card business units. Before his twelve years at Citigroup, Mr. Sharp was a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, which he joined in 1992. Mr. Sharp began his legal career as a judicial clerk on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Before embarking on a legal career, Mr. Sharp traded U.S. Treasury Bonds from 1981 to 1988.

Rocco Nittoli

Mr. Rocco J. Nittoli is Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Compliance Officer of Leucadia National Corp. Mr. Nittoli joined us in September 1997, and has served in a variety of capacities at our subsidiaries and as our Treasurer since May 2007 and as our Vice President since September 2007. Mr. Nittoli received a M.S. in Taxation from Seton Hall University and a B.A. in Accounting from Rutgers University. He is also a licensed CPA.

Barbara Lowenthal

Ms. Barbara L. Lowenthal is Vice President and Comptroller of Leucadia National Corp. Ms. Lowenthal has served as our Vice President and Comptroller since April 1996. Ms. Lowenthal received a B.S. in Economics with a major in Accounting from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She is also a licensed CPA.

Robert Joyal

Mr. Robert E. Joyal is Lead Independent Director of Leucadia National Corp. Mr. Joyal, 70, has served as a director since March 1, 2013 and is currently Lead Director. Mr. Joyal was a director of Jefferies from January 2006 through April 2014. Previously, Mr. Joyal was the President of Babson Capital Management LLC, an investment management firm, a position that he held from 2001 until his retirement in June 2003. Mr. Joyal served as Managing Director of Babson from 2000 to 2001. He also served as Executive Director from 1997 to 1999 and Vice President and Managing Director from 1987 to 1997 of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, a mutually-owned financial protection, accumulation and income management company. Mr. Joyal was a director of Scottish Reinsurance Group, Ltd. (2007 to 2011) and a director of Alabama Aircraft Industries, Inc. (2003 to 2010). Mr. Joyal is a director of various investment managers and funds that are affiliated with the Massachusetts Mutual Financial Group and sits on the investment committees of various private equity and mezzanine funds sponsored by First Israel Mezzanine Investors. Mr. Joyal has served as a director of Ormat Technologies since 2012 and currently serves on its Audit Committee. Mr. Joyal received an M.B.A. from Western New England College, received a B.A. in Business Administration from St. Michael’s College and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Linda Adamany

Ms. Linda L. Adamany is an Independent Director of Leucadia National Corp. Ms. Adamany served in several capacities at BP plc from 1980 until her retirement in August 2007, most recently from April 2005 until August 2007 as a member of the five-person Refining & Marketing Executive Committee responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and human resources management of BP plc’s Refining and Marketing business segment. She also served as Executive Assistant to the Group Chief Executive from October 2002 until March 2005 and as Chief Executive of BP Shipping from October 1999 until September 2002. Ms. Adamany serves as a director, member of the Environmental, Health, Safety and Social Responsibility Committee and Chair of the Audit Committee of Coeur Mining Inc., the largest U.S.-based primary silver producer and growing gold producer listed on the NYSE and the Toronto Stock Exchange. Ms. Adamany also serves as a director and member of the Audit and Nomination Committees and is Chair of the Health, Safety, Security, Environment & Ethics Committee of AMEC Foster Wheeler, a consultancy, engineering, project management, operations & construction services, project delivery and specialized power equipment services company that serves the oil and gas, mining, clean energy, environment and infrastructure markets and is listed on the London Stock Exchange and the NYSE. Ms. Adamany previously served on the board of directors of National Grid plc, an electricity and gas generation, transmission and distribution company, from November 2006 until October 2012. Ms. Adamany is a CPA and holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration with a major in accounting, magna cum laude, from John Carroll University.

Robert Beyer

Mr. Robert D. Beyer is an Independent Director of the Company. He is Chairman of Chaparal Investments LLC, a private investment firm and holding company which he founded in 2009. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Beyer served as Chief Executive Officer of The TCW Group, Inc., a global investment management firm. Mr. Beyer previously served as President and Chief Investment Officer from 2000 until 2005 of Trust Company of the West, the principal operating subsidiary of TCW. Mr. Beyer is a director and member of the Audit Committee, the Executive Committee and Chair of the Enterprise Risk and Return Committee of The Allstate Corporation and serves as the Lead Director, a member of the Financial Policy Committee, and the Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee of The Kroger Company, both NYSE listed companies. Mr. Beyer is also on the Executive Committee of the Board of Visitors of The UCLA Anderson School of Management, the Board of Councilors of USC Dornsife School of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the Harvard-Westlake School Board of Trustees and a member of the Advisory Board of Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club. Mr. Beyer was formerly a director of Société Générale Asset Management, S.A. and The TCW Group, Inc. Mr. Beyer received an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a B.S. from the University of Southern California.

Francisco Borges

Mr. Francisco L. Borges is an Independent Director of Leucadia National Corp. Mr. Borges is Chairman of Landmark Partners, an institutional alternative investment firm, specializing in private equity and real estate secondary market investments. Prior to joining Landmark, Mr. Borges served as managing director of Financial Guaranty Insurance Company. Mr. Borges was Treasurer of the State of Connecticut, served as Deputy Mayor of the City of Hartford and legal counsel for The Travelers Insurance Company. In addition, Mr. Borges serves on the Audit Committee and the Pricing Committee of the Board of Directors of Davis Selected Funds and is Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network. He is a Board member of the Knight Foundation, the University of Connecticut Medical/Dental School and Health Center Board of Directors and serves on the Millbrook School Board of Trustees. Mr. Borges is a former member of the Board and Treasurer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Board of Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Mr. Borges is a director and member of the Executive, the Nominating and Governance and the Risk Oversight Committees and Chairman of the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of Assured Guaranty, Ltd., a NYSE-listed company. Mr. Borges received a B.A. from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and a J.D. from the University of Connecticut - School of Law.

W. Patrick Campbell

Mr. W. Patrick Campbell is an Independent Director of Leucadia National Corp. Mr. Campbell has been a director of our subsidiary Jefferies since January 2000 and currently serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Jefferies. Mr. Campbell was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Magex Limited from August 2000 to April 2002 and is currently an independent consultant in the media and telecom field. From 1994 until October 1999, Mr. Campbell was Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Ameritech Corp. where he was a member of the Management Committee and directed all corporate strategy and merger and acquisition activity. From 1989 to 1994, Mr. Campbell served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia TriStar Home Video, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company, and has previously been President of RCA/Columbia Pictures International Video. Mr. Campbell has also been a director of Black & Veatch since November 1999 where he currently serves on the Audit and Compensation Committees. Mr. Campbell graduated from La Salle College with a B.A. in Political Science.

Jeffrey Keil

Mr. Jeffrey C. Keil is an Independent Director of Leucadia National Corp. Mr. Keil is a private investor who had been President and a director of Republic New York Corporation and Vice Chairman of Republic National Bank of New York from 1984 to 1996. Mr. Keil is currently a director of two privately held trust companies, the non-executive chairman of a privately held registered investment advisor and a director of a privately held wealth manager. Since January 2012, Mr. Keil has served on the Board of Directors of The St. Joe Company, the business of which is residential and commercial real estate, rural land sales and forestry, and currently serves on its Executive Committee and is Interim CEO. Mr. Keil received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.Sc. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Michael O'Kane

Mr. Michael T. O'Kane is an Independent Director of Leucadia National Corp. Mr. O’Kane was a director of Jefferies from May 2006 through April 2014. From 1986 to 2004, Mr. O’Kane served in various capacities for TIAA-CREF, first as a Managing Director—Private Placements from 1986 to 1990, then as Managing Director—Structured Finance from 1990 to 1996 and finally as Senior Managing Director—Securities Division from 1986 to 2004, when he was responsible for approximately $120 billion of fixed income and $3.5 billion of private equity assets under management. Since August 2005, Mr. O’Kane has also served on the board of directors of Assured Guaranty, is currently serving on its Audit Committee, is Chair of its Finance Committee and was previously a member of its Risk Oversight Committee. In addition, Mr. O’Kane served on the Board of Trustees of Scholarship America, a non-profit company engaged in providing scholarships for young students to attend college, from 2001 to 2006. Mr. O’Kane was also the Chief Financial Officer of Motor Coils Manufacturing Company during 1984 and 1985. Mr. O’Kane received an M.B.A. in Finance from Rutgers Graduate School of Business and an A.B. in Economics from Lafayette College.

Stuart Reese

Mr. Stuart H. Reese is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Reese has served as Chairman of MassMutual from 2007 through 2010 and as its CEO and President from 2005 through 2009. Prior to 2005, Mr. Reese served as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of MassMutual. Mr. Reese also held various leadership positions at several MassMutual subsidiaries, serving as Chairman and CEO of Babson Capital Management LLC, Chairman of Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC and as a director of Oppenheimer Acquisition Corporation. Mr. Reese joined MassMutual in 1993, coming from Aetna Life and Casualty Company. Mr. Reese also previously served as director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Mr. Reese serves on the board of directors of the Lahey Clinic Foundation, a not-for-profit organization affiliated with Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. Mr. Reese received an M.B.A. with high distinction at the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College, and a B.A. in Biology from Gettysburg College.

Laura Ulbrandt

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